Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beauty: Painterly Paint Pot

If you haven't heard the name Painterly before, you must be living under a rock! I never found a need for the $17.50 skin colored base, until I had my beauty epiphany! My epiphany was basically to wear less make-up on a daily basis! As much as I LOVE a shimmery lid and a deepened crease, on an everyday basis it can be a little too much. My only problem was that I have veiny lids and can't stand them! I felt the need to just cave and buy the most hyped eyeshadow base! MAC Cosmetics states:

"A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. " 

The performance of this product is spot on to the claims! I find that the pink undertone in this paint pot gives me such a beautiful finish. The creaminess is wonderful, and it isn't dry at all! It gives my lids a good coverage, and hides all of my nasty pink, blue, green, and purple veins. I find that it does not crease on me, but I also do not have crazy oily lids. Even so, I find that some other bases can crease on me, but this one did hold up with out primer or setting it with a powder. I apply this paint pot with a clean concealer brush or super clean fingers. You have to be careful because products like this can be a breading ground for bacteria! Yikes! But as long as you are careful and cautious, you should be just fine! Although this product may seem pricy for something so simple, its worth it! The amount you receive is enough to last you a very long time!  Overall I think this is a fantastic product and recommend it to anyone who needs a good flesh toned base!

~Alicia and Abby